Students admitted to the M.D. program must be in good academic standing prior to enrolling in the Business of Medicine elective track within the M.D. program. Students in the Business of Medicine track will apply for admission to the M.B.A. program, and upon acceptance complete M.B.A. courses during the Pre-Clerkship and Post-Clerkship phases of the M.D. program.
The M.D. curriculum is structured in phases that divide the four years on a time, and more importantly, conceptual level.
- Pre-Clerkship phase - The initial segments are known as the Pre-Clerkship phase which is 18 months in duration. This phase establishes a framework of skills, scientific, clinical and societal – a chassis on which to build the practice of medicine.
- Clerkship phase -The next segment is called the Clerkship phase and is a total of 12 months. This phase involves an intense clinical experience in all aspects of medicine.
- Post-Clerkship phase -The final segment is the Post-Clerkship phase and is 14 months in duration. During this phase, students advance toward their career goals while being prepared for residency.
The M.B.A. program provides knowledge across multiple business disciplines and it requires a minimum of 36 credit hours, or 12 courses. This program requires completion of 6 core courses (18 credits) and 6 elective courses (18 credits). Elective requirements and concentrations provide the opportunity to tailor the M.B.A. program to specific interests and career goals. For M.D./M.B.A., 9-elective credits will be transferred from the M.D. program. The transferred courses will be the Business of Medicine elective courses in the M.D. program. The remaining 9-elective credits will be selected from the elective course offerings within the M.B.A. program.